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Bret L. Simmons - Positive Organizational Behavior Bob Sutton How to Change the World Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. APE explains how to publish a book by breaking the process down into three stages: Author explains how to write a book. Publisher explains how to produce both ebooks and printed books.Entrepreneur explains how to market and sell your book with an emphasis on social media. You can order APE here: There are 204 Amazon reviews for it: 181 five stars, 21 four stars, and 2 three stars which averages to five stars! Here are three of the blurbs: “Nuts, bolts, and inspiration too. Seth Godin, author and founder of The Icarus Project “Guy’s book is the perfect companion on the journey of independent publishing and great reading for the millions who aspire to become authors.” Atif Rafiq, General Manager, Kindle Direct Publishing at

Leadership is a Verb Management Craft Mountain State University LeaderTalk by Dr. Elisebeth VanderWeil Many people who are interested in and practicing leadership get really excited about change. Let's consider for a moment what a leader or organization would look like if change was a defining characteristic: • procedures and policies would always be out of date; indeed they may never be completed• creativity and innovation would be high, but products and outcomes would be unrealized• career and group development would be trapped in the realms of "storming" and "forming"• trust and collaboration would be "thin" • nerves would be as frayed as those of the proverbial long-tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs Change is only one iteration on the developmental path of growth and evolution. During plateaus between changes – either within individuals or organizations – one can reflect on the changes that have taken place, where they have brought us, and what we think and feel about the whole thing.

Leading Questions Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams October 24th, 2011 Posted in General | 7 Comments and 23 Reactions I know I’m getting older when I step on a regional jet and the pilot looks like he just graduated from high school. Truth is, I want a pilot with experience not someone who learned to fly on the Sony PlayStation. : ) Yet, while I desire a pilot with experience it occurred to me that experience is not always a good thing. In fact sometimes experience can be a curse. I’ve noticed that in this economy a lot of people are inflicted with the curse of experience. The good news is that there is a simple antidote to the curse of experience and it is to Think Like a Rookie . Rookies don’t have experience. Rookies put their head down, work hard, stay positive, live fearlessly and are naïve enough to be successful. I recently spoke at a national sales meeting for a Fortune 500 company. Rookies aren’t tainted by rejection, negative assumptions or past experiences. Do you agree that experience can be a curse? -Jon

Stephen R. Covey Choosing Not to be Angry May 4th, 2010 I was teaching the 7 Habits at a professional gathering last week when I experienced something remarkable. While I spoke about Habit 1, Be Proactive, and some of the principles for being responsible for your own life or carrying your own weather and choosing your own response, a gentleman from the audience stood up. Launched My Blog on Huffington Post—“Our Children and the Crisis in Education” April 22nd, 2010 I am pleased to announce that I am now a contributor to the Huffington Post. A New Tool to Help You Create a Great Career April 9th, 2010 When you are looking for work or trying to advance your career, you need all the help you can get. 25 Years of Dot-Com. March 18th, 2010 March 15, 2010 marked the 25th anniversary of the first “dot-com” registration on the Internet. Start Small with Your Resolutions for 2010 December 29th, 2009 The start of a New Year is always special. Success on the Far Side of Failure—Learning from Failures October 6th, 2009

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